Accession Number : ADA304976

Title :   Hydrometeorological Regime of the Kara, Laptev, and East-Siberian Seas.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Paclov, V. K. ; Timokhov, L. A. ; Baskakov, G. A. ; Kulakov, M. Yu. ; Kurazhov, V. K.

PDF Url : ADA304976

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 185

Abstract : Under contract to the Polar Science Center at the Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia, has written a review of the hydro-meteorological regime of the Kara, Laptev, and East Siberian seas, using available Russian and foreign references, data from international expeditions, and modeling results. This work was supported by the Arctic Nuclear Waste Assessment Program of the United States Office of Naval Research as part of a study of river plumes on the Russian continental shelves. It is the first step in a joint project aimed at determining the likely distribution of radionuclide contaminants by Russian river plumes through a coordinated effort of data analysis and modeling. The review suggests that river plume circulation on the Russian shelves provides a manifold for distributing contaminants to the whole Arctic Basin and, because of the tendency for eastward along shore flow in the Kara, Laptev, and East Siberian seas, a possible direct pathway for contaminants to reach Alaska.

Descriptors :   *METEOROLOGICAL DATA, *OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, *RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION, DATA PROCESSING, POLAR REGIONS, OCEAN CURRENTS, CONTAMINANTS, RUSSIA, PLUMES, OCEAN BASINS, ARCTIC OCEAN.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Radiation Pollution and Control
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE